Men's hockey clips Colby at Sage Rink

Mark Donovan '11
Mark Donovan '11

Joe Buicko '11 and Chris Lorenc '10 recorded one goal and one assist apiece, and Mark Donovan '11 made 26 saves to help lead Hamilton College to a 3-1 win against visiting Colby College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game played at Russell Sage Rink on Feb. 7.

Hamilton (8-11-1 overall, 7-8-0 NESCAC) trailed 1-0 after one period, but the Continentals scored three goals in the second period while Donovan shut out the Mules the rest of the way. Colby (5-12-3, 3-10-2) lost its fourth straight game.

The Mules grabbed a 1-0 lead at 4:14 of the first period as Colby enjoyed a 5-on-3 power play. Buicko tied the score with his ninth goal at 5:57 of the second period. Buicko's goal also came during a power play. Hamilton was 1-for-9 with the extra skater and the Mules were 1-for-6.

Lorenc put the Continentals ahead for good with his 14th goal with 7:44 left in the second. He leads Hamilton with those 14 goals and in points with 25. Tom Chiappetta '11 added some insurance with his fifth goal -- a hard wrist shot that glanced off the crossbar and into the back of the net -- with 4:53 remaining in the period.

Kyle Roulston '09 was credited with two assists and Ryan Guerin '11 assisted on Lorenc's game-winner. Guerin's assist is his first this season. The Continentals held a 41-27 advantage in shots, including 19-8 in the third period. Donovan has a 2.74 goals against average and .906 save percentage in conference play.

Hamilton travels to New England College for a NESCAC/ECAC East crossover contest on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

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